DNA Test – Mansfield Center, CT
Health Street provides DNA testing in Mansfield Center, Connecticut at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (860) 845-6110 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.
Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.
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DNA Test – Mansfield Center, Connecticut
Types of DNA Tests at our Mansfield Center, Connecticut locations:
The most commonly ordered DNA test is a Paternity Test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.
Paternity Testing can be performed at our testing centers. DNA Testing can be done for other close family relationships, such as:
Specimens we can test for DNA
The easiest and most reliable way to obtain a DNA sample for paternity testing is to swab the inner cheeks of the people being tested. These skin cells are known as buccal cells, and they rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place for analysis by our laboratory. Other specimen samples, such as hair follicles, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone’s DNA, can also be tested. An Alternative Specimen DNA Test is done by registering online and shipping the specimens to us.
Legally Admissible DNA Tests vs. “Peace of Mind” At-Home Tests
A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible DNA testing service. Accurate results for DNA paternity testing with 99.99% confidence or greater take about a week.
When deciding which type of DNA test is right for you, consider first what you might do with the results. In order for the results of a DNA test to hold up in court, for child support, or to change the name on a birth certificate, the test must be done at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Mansfield Center DNA testing technicians are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Mansfield Center CT
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Mansfield Center clinics is simple and fast, and we often have appointments available in the same week. It’s always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. Register online, or please call our customer service team, which can help you book your appointment over the phone.
We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Mansfield Center, plus many more locations throughout Connecticut and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Mansfield Center. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Mansfield Center , CT so you can choose the testing center that is most convenient. When you register, you can also pick the appointment time and date that you prefer.
Why Health Street
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Mansfield Center, the state of Mansfield Center, Connecticut, and throughout the nation. Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Mansfield Center to neighborhoods everywhere.
Commitment to Excellence
Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Mansfield Center.
DNA Testing in Mansfield Center, CT
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Mansfield Center, CT
Establishing paternity means determining a child’s legal father when the child is born to unmarried parents. Children benefit from having two involved parents and it gives them a sense of belonging. Other benefits to establishing paternity are financial support for the mother and child, life and health insurance, inheritance, social security, and veteran’s benefits. Once paternity is established, the father can add his name to the birth certificate.
In Mansfield Center, CT, paternity can be established voluntarily at the hospital when the baby is born if both parents agree to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. This form should not be signed if there is a doubt about who the father of the child is. Instead, it is important to obtain DNA testing to prove paternity before agreeing to sign the legal document.
If the mother and alleged father do not agree to sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity, paternity can be established through the court system. The court will order DNA testing for paternity and the mother, alleged father, and baby will all need to be tested.
Dolan Divorce Lawyers, PLLC in Connecticut explain DNA testing and establishing paternity. “When parents are unmarried, the father may need to prove his relationship to the child. If both parents agree, the father can sign a document acknowledging himself as the father. If the parties do not agree, a man who believes he is the child’s father must file forms for a DNA test.” Once paternity is established, they explain, the court may order child support payments and the father may seek custody or visitation orders. Custody and visitation orders are made in the best interest of the child. The law firm goes on to say, “…it is important to remember that paternity is no guarantee of custody or even visitation. A parenting schedule must support the best interests of the child, which considers the child’s health, educational and social needs.”